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Wal-Mart India names Murali Lanka as COO

The world’s biggest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday named Murali Lanka as the Chief Operations Officer of its Indian subsidiary with effect from 1 December.

Lanka will lead store operations, sales and business development, membership and marketing and asset protection functions for the Best Price Modern Wholesale stores, Wal-Mart India, the wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, it said in a statement.

He will report to Krish Iyer, President and CEO, Wal-Mart India.